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La Bocana Surf Guide

La Bocana in El-Salvador - Costa del Balsamo is an exposed river break that only works once in a while. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The river break favours left handers. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include Rips / undertow, Rocks, Localism.

La Bocana Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Bocana:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Bocana occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf La Bocana (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Bocana with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 68% of the time in November while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Bocana Location Map

Interactive La Bocana surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to La Bocana is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Bocana is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 173 km (107 miles) away.

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La Bocana Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 16:11 Local Time
Wednesday 03Thu
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 7 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
W 10
NW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at La Bocana

Surf stats for La Bocana, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at La Bocana

Wind stats for La Bocana, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reefReef,point and rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
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